John Horan (GAA President)
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John Horan GAA President
John Horan
President of the Gaelic Athletic Association

24 February 2018
Aogán Ó Fearghaíl
Personal details
Dublin, Ireland
OccupationSecondary school principal

John Horan (born 1958) is the current President of the GAA. He was chairman of the Leinster Council from 2011 to 2014 and was previously vice-chairman from 2008 to 2011. A member of the Na Fianna club in Glasnevin, Horan is the first Dublin-born GAA President since 1924 when Daniel McCarthy finished his three-year term. He is a secondary school principal.[1][2]

The latter part of his presidency was dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic.[3][4]


  1. ^ Breheny, Martin (24 February 2017). "Everything you need to know about new GAA president-elect John Horan". Irish Independent. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ "New GAA President Horan warns against threat of 'elitism'". Irish Independent. 24 February 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ Cooney, Gavin (11 May 2020). "The GAA president delivered a socially-distant punch to the gut, as the reality of a lost GAA summer sank in". Retrieved 2020.
  4. ^ Keys, Colm (23 August 2020). "'We're not looking for conflict' - John Horan addresses GAA statement to NPHET and hints counties could face Championship KO". Irish Independent. Retrieved 2020.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Aogán Ó Fearghaíl
President of the Gaelic Athletic Association
Succeeded by
Larry McCarthy

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